Puu O Hulu

EASY 128 reviews

Puu O Hulu is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Waianae, Hawaii that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
754 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

views

rocky

scramble

This is one of the shortest hikes on Oahu. For many the drive out to this location will take longer than the hike up to the top of Puu O Hulu. Be prepared for a hot and dry climb to a set of bunkers with some of the best views of Nanakuli and Waianae. Puu O Hulu is a small ridge that is situated on the ocean side between Nanakuli and Ma'ili. It is clearly distinguishable from its double back that makes it look like a camel's hump with a water tank lodged in the middle. This split between the ocean side (kai) versus the inland side (uka) makes for an interesting hike albeit an very open exposed ridge hike. It can get narrow in certain spots with drop offs to the left and right; though nothing dangerous. There are a number of bunkers at the top with the most spectacular pillbox painted a hot pink(!) Take your time to enjoy the 360 degree views. On a clear day you can see all the way to Kaena Point in the west, Mount Kaala in the North and Kapolei/Campbell Industrial Park in the south.

3 days ago

Very easy . Family friendly for sure. Parking is easy to find.

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5 days ago

The dog did better than we did.

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6 days ago

great view!

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23 days ago

Perfect hike for kids! The trail is easy to find and the views are spectacular. This is a great hike to catch the sunset.

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1 month ago

Amazing views, VERY hot. Easy hike but be prepared for still hot air.

1 month ago

No way this is kid friendly, not for the faint at heart

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